If there's one thing the holidays should promote, it's unity. Drop it all, forget the differences and celebrate the ties to each other. The first day of Kwanzaa (an African-American and Pan-African holiday founded by Dr. Maulana Karenga), is referred to as Umoja, and is meant to be a pointed celebration of unity "in the family, community, nation and race." Join The Third Eye's Citywide Kwanzaa Celebration on Wednesday beginning with the Gwaride (parade). The parade heads out of Lincoln High School, Hatcher at Malcolm X Blvd., at noon. Later that evening, the Act of Change Inc. (3200 Lancaster Road, Suite 320. Call 214-372-3500.), Forever Forward Youth Group (at Park Manor Apartments, 3333 Edgewood St. Call 214-942-0117.) and Pan-African Connection Bookstore (612 E. Jefferson Blvd.) host Umoja celebrations at 7 p.m. For parade and the stores celebration details, contact the Pan-African Connection Bookstore at 214-943-8262.
Wed., Dec. 26, noon, 2007